Bid It Forward

Tuesday, April 27th through Saturday, May 1st


Groton Community School hosted this online auction and live event to benefit our Forward Motion Project and Capital Campaign to renovate and expand our school!



Bidders vied for in our online auction, including vacation rentals, Red Sox tickets, tools, golf outings and much, much more!


Participating in our Bid It Forward auction was easy, either through a browser on your laptop/computer, or by downloading the Bid Beacon App on your smart phone!  Once a Bid Beacon Account was created, participants registered for our auction, then joined us April 27th through May 1st.   For more details on the App, see a Bid Beacon Quick Start guide.

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Bidders used a simple QR Codes to download Bid Beacon and join our auction on your phone.

Scan with camera to download Bid Beacon App:


Contact us at with any questions on last spring’s online auction and live event!


Friends & family connected to compete for ~20 online auction prizes using BidBeacon (an online auction app) through your personal device.  Once registered to participate in the online auction, detailed item listings were at bidder fingertips.  Bidding began on April 27th –  and once underway, bidders recevied timely updates about favorite items. The auction spanned 5 days culminating in live programming fireside at The Groton Inn on Saturday, May 1st at 8 to 9 pm.

Bidders were not required to join the live Zoom programming in order to fully participate in the online auction.



For those who are able to tune in during the culmination of bidding, the auction finale was broadcast live from The Groton Inn via Zoom & The Groton Channel.  Our guests for the evening included John Amaral (GCS Board of Trustees President) and Betsy Kehoe (GCS Trustee), with special guest, Dan Shaughnessy (sports columnist and author:  Senior Year: A Father, Son, and High School Baseball.)  Learn more about our Forward Motion Project and what makes Groton Community School such a special place!   The Bid It Forward Live Event took place from 8 to 9 PM on Saturday, May 1st.  Bidding continued to 9:30 PM!





Groton Community School has grown…and moved forward!  GCS has deep roots in the community, growing and flourishing with the children and families that we have served for 75 years. We are well underway on our growth endeavor in our Forward Motion Project and Capital Campaign to renovate and expand the school. 

During Phase One of the Forward Motion Project, GCS has enlarged and enhanced classrooms, constructed a dedicated Children’s Library and Technology Center, created a Staff Room for collaboration and quiet moments, and built a welcoming reception area and conference spaces. The newly renovated, state of the art space welcomed GCS children at the start of January 2021.